Joseph Skipsey (
1832- September 3, 1903) was a British poet, born near North Shields.
From childhood he worked in the mines. He published a few pieces of poetry in 1859, and soon after left working underground and became caretaker of
Shakespeare's house at Stratford-on-Avon. During the last 30 years of his life he published several volumes of poetry, including " The Collier Lad" and " Carols from the Coal Fields"; and he edited some volumes for the "Canterbury Poets." " Memoir" by R. S. Watson (1908).
* [http://gerald-massey.org.uk/skipsey/index.htm Joseph Skipsey (1832-1903): the 'Pitman Poet'] at gerald-massey.org,uk
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